Representatives from Wolverine Worldwide will participate in a community town hall meeting to address the latest information about the presence of PFAS in area groundwater. The meeting will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight at the Rockford Freshman Center, 4500 Kroes Street NE.
Hosted by the Kent County Health Department, the event will address the presence of PFAS in groundwater, the well sampling being conducted, how to interpret the results, and what steps are being taken to address the situation. The event will be moderated by Steve Kelso of the Kent County Health Department, and residents will have the opportunity to ask questions. In addition, the event will also be livestreamed and can be accessed at the following link:
Wolverine Worldwide is participating in the event so the community can hear our point of view and understand the actions we have been taking to ensure that all residents have confidence in their drinking water. Agencies and other organizations participating in the event include the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and the Kent County Health Department.
Finally, prior to the town hall residents can ask questions of Wolverine and the participating agencies in a one-on-one setting, starting at 4:00 pm in the school cafeteria.